This maid-of-honor is going to give it to you straight! Chances are you’re all in different cities/states. You all have different tastes. Luckily, bridesmaid wedding trends have gone casual yet still sophisticated so now there’s an actual chance that you’ll wear your dress again, yay :) Once the bride has decided on her bridesmaid look it’s time to get organized especially if she has decided on a variety of styles. I’m a believer that the maid-of-honor literally becomes the executive assistant to the bride. So how do you communicate the wardrobe the ladies (do this for guys too!) should try, buy, wear? Make a visual board! Do it digitally or physically but do it! Here’s the one I made for my friend’s December 30th winter wedding: warm gray color palette. (more…)
I’m a little late sharing these images but couldn’t resist showing you some more! Taylor is a glitter fashionista, and I’m over-the-moon excited for her new venture: Glitter Guide! A resource guide for all things polished, poised, refreshingly fun with ultimate lifestyle tips for personal and home. Along with the styling duo of Sitting in a Tree, documentation from Austin Hendrix (see behind the scenes video here) and makeup/hair by Priscilla Francine, we made sequin dreams come true with 3 incredible looks for your inner sparkle ;) Big thanks to Refinery 29 for featuring! (more…)
Meet Miss Taylor Sterling – the polished and poised go-to resource blog for the latest in fashion and design, plus tips on food and fitness. Over the years, you may have seen Taylor featured in a number of creative-focused websites and magazine articles including Lucky Magazine, Fossil’s Holiday look book and H&M’s Spring and Summer look book videos. This bay area girl leads the way with a steady stream of fashionistas behind her, looking to see her next picks as the ultimate trend-spotter. She’s now preparing to launch her latest online venture – the new ‘Glitter Guide’ – to debut here soon! Can’t wait for you to see all the images from our photo shoot…she’s the ultimate glitter girl!
Gentlemen! Spring is (well, will be) on it’s way, which means wedding season will be here soon. What’s hot and happening in men’s spring 2011 fashion you ask? Pattern! What’s also nice to see? More colors in suits! Tobacco brown is in and don’t let that pocket square go bare! What will your groom be wearing? See more of the trends listed… (more…)
I’m definitely not the traditional wedding type. We know that the garter wedding trend isn’t necessarily followed through these days. But these couture garters (designed by Claire) might change some of your minds! Vintage and modern combine to create a feminine whimsy. You have to check out all her handmade designs here. Btw, how adorable is the name Florrie Mitton!?!?
Finally!! I shot Alice Padrul’s wedding dress collection just before the holidays, and I’m so happy to finally show you some of my favorite images. Alice Padrul is located in the west loop neighborhood in Chicago but sells her gowns all over the country. Every dress is custom and hand-detailed, which is why I think they are all so gorgeous! Check out my favs… (more…)
You won’t believe the past week I’ve had…just when I thought catching up on post production would be the most of my worries…my wallet gets snatched out of my purse during a bridal consultation :( I’ve spent the last few days sorting, making calls and canceling who knows what just to be safe…and yes, my production has suffered.
A long awaited sneak peek! With holidays, traveling and a stolen wallet (pretty much my life) – I promise to do my best to get more images up! I had the pleasure of shooting Alice Padrul’s custom wedding dress line. Thanks to the amazing team! I promise to get all the images up soon :)
Communicating to your bridesmaids can be special and thoughtful! Call me old-fashioned, but I adore hand-written notes and letters! After picking your bridesmaids (read article), send them a hand-crafted note asking them to be a part of your important day instead of calling/emailing. A small gesture with a huge response! Check out Letter Perfect by Martha Stewart. Also, picking your bridesmaids attire can be daunting. With so many options and variety of sizes, it can be hard to keep things straight. Communicate with your ladies by crafting dress, fabric, shoe and jewelry details on paper. This will give everyone an idea of the style and keep communication clear, especially if you live in different regions. Everyone will appreciate having a handy card to reference. Check out Maid-Service by Martha Stewart for templates.
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